Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:

Non Verbal Communication

Back in the 18th go down to 12th century non verbal communication was associated with drum beating,use of horns or smoking of fire.Non verbal communication means not involving words or speed.Thanks to the world today where things have changed better to other signs of modern non verbal communication like facial expression and eye contact.The face is responsible for most of the meaning of NVC basic facial expression which happiness suprice fear and anger are fairly universal.Nevertheless expressions are raised or lowered eyebrows nervous non verbal communication clenched teeth or tensed pursed lips gives clue to a persons feelings.Eye contact performs several functions like showing interest alternitiveness,it shows interest to participate and eye contact.Clothing and personal space also communicate non verbal message.In fact people use one's clothing to determine credibility and persuasiveness.In the past years,appropriate business dress was fairly clear cut,but today's dress codes ranges from traditional to casual and vary from company to company.The informal distance roles for conversing in different situations differ from culture to culture,family to family and person to person.When an individual's person space requirement is violated that other person becomes uncomfortable and will move away to correct the distance.Some rooms look friendly and inviting while other look cold and unfriendly and even create a feeling of stress.To conclude noise level, heat,ventilation, lack of windows and furniture arrangement are other factors tot hat can non verbally affect communication.


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  • This story relates to knowledge
  • This story relates to creativity
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I saw what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Huruma, Nairobi/starehe, Kenya
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